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Acropora scherzeriana

(Br├╝ggemann, 1877)

Colonies are irregular upright clumps of short, thick, fused branches, or are encrusting. Axial and radial corallites are of similar size and shape, being bead-like, with small openings. Corallites may be aligned along branches. The coenosteum is fine.

Colour: Pale brown or blue (which may photograph pink).

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Acropora lutkeni , Acropora schmitti

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Br├╝ggemann?s original description/specimens.

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora scherzeriana.  Sri Lanka.  Irregular clumps with rounded corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora scherzeriana.Sri Lanka.Irregular clumps with rounded corallites.Charlie Veron.

Acropora scherzeriana.  Sri Lanka.  Compact clump.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora scherzeriana.Sri Lanka.Compact clump.Charlie Veron.

Acropora scherzeriana.  Philippines.  Showing branch end.

Acropora scherzeriana.Philippines.Showing branch end.

Acropora scherzeriana.  Red Sea.  No text reqd.

Acropora scherzeriana.Red Sea.No text reqd.

Acropora scherzeriana.  Philippines.  Showing compact branching.

Acropora scherzeriana.Philippines.Showing compact branching.